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Christian Sarfo

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Current position Online MBA IT Technical Support Specialist
Previous positions Research Assistant, Business School, University of Otago, New Zealand
Tutor, Management Department, Business School, University of Otago, New Zealand
Research Assistant, Gachon University, South-Korea
Teaching Fellow, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana
Education PhD candidate, Department of Management, University of Otago, New Zealand
MSc, Global Business and Entrepreneurship, Gachon University, South-Korea
BA, Sociology and Linguistics, University of Ghana, Ghana
Country of origin Ghana

Responsibilities and goals

  • Support Otago Online MBA students and lecturers in using Zoom application
  • Troubleshoot systems and network problems, and solve technical queries both during the sessions and between classes
  • Log and keep records of the sessions and queries
  • Stay familiar with all of Zoom’s main up-to-date features
  • Support development and review of written instructions for students and lecturers
  • Provide input on improvements to the Online MBA programme

International work and industry experience

I currently work as a Research Assistant, Otago Business School. In this role I support research on small businesses involved in the space industry in New Zealand. I have also worked as a Research Assistant at Gachon University in South Korea between 2017 and 2019; I provided assistance on e-commerce research through data analysis work, using Partial least Squares Algorithm. Additionally, I worked as Teaching Fellow, Kumasi Technical University, Ghana (2015–2016). As a teaching fellow, I taught first year students and co-ordinated courses in business communication.

During the course of my PhD studies, I have had the opportunity to teach in-person and online courses as a tutor and guest lecturer at the University of Otago to local and international students. Working in these diverse cultural spaces has provided me with a global perspective and enhanced my adaptability, communication, decision-making, team work and critical thinking skills.

Why does Christian like working with the Otago Online MBA?

Being a part of Otago's Online MBA team is a privilege since it allows me to engage with world class professors and outstanding students. The Online MBA programme at Otago also presents me with an excellent opportunity to gain new knowledge and virtual teamwork experience. I view this position as a chance to expand my IT related knowledge and skills, and an opportunity to learn about the expanding virtual culture, which is beneficial to my professional development.

Why does Christian think that Otago Online MBA is a great place to study?

The Otago online MBA ranks #1 worldwide for Class Experience (QS,2022). This is due to the school's rigorous curriculum, great teaching, dedicated faculty, and cutting-edge usage of digital resources. The Otago Online MBA allows both staff and students to tailor the educational experience in order to achieve the proper balance between employment and school.